Tag Archives: Threats

Ecological Status of Abasheba Demero Controlled Hunting Area: Implication for Conservation of Protected Area (Published)

Globally, the ecological status of protected areas has declined every year due to anthropogenic factors. This problem is also clearly observed in the Ethiopia control hunting area, although, there are no well- documented scientific studies. Therefore, the current study was conducted to determine land cover change, current wildlife status and their habitat utilization of selected wildlife in Abaseba Demero Controlled Hunting Area (ADCHA). Both lines transect and point count sampling methods was used to collect quantitative data on species. ERDAS 2015, Arc Gis10.3.1a, and SPSS version 23 were used for satellite image processing, map preparation to generate land use land cover change and for analyzed data respectively. The ADCHA has undergone changes in land cover and ecology. Forests and bush lands have been reduced by 16% and 4% respectively from the original state, while the agriculture land, bare land and built-up area have increased by 7%, 5%, and 7% compared to the original state in the past 19 years. According to the current study, 63 Mountain Nyalas, 42 Menelik’s bushbucks and 3 Leopards were recorded in the study area. Those animals were more common in forest habitats and bush land. The relationship between land cover type and population distribution was ((n=199 df =40, p=0.000)), indicating a close relationship species and habitat types. Based on the above findings, the ecological status of the controlled hunting area was not immediately threatened, except for Menelik’s bushbuck population trend. But man-made pressures are a serious problem that requires effective conservation measures.

Citation:  Cherenet T. (2022) Ecological Status of Abasheba Demero Controlled Hunting Area: Implication for Conservation of Protected Area, British Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol.10, No.6, pp.,73-84

Keywords: Abasheba Demero controlled hunting area, Threats, anthropogenic, land use land covers change, population status

Organizational Mindfulness and Responsiveness: A Conceptual Review (Published)

The purpose of this paper was to examine the relationship between organizational mindfulness and responsiveness. The paper is designed as a conceptual paper. Its focus was on conceptualizing and identifying the relationship between organizational mindfulness and responsiveness. The paper therefore draws on the arguments and theories presented by previous studies as it affirms that organizational mindfulness is critical to the development of responsive capabilities – conceptual and instrumental responsiveness. In conclusion it was stated that the collective sense of awareness and consciousness applied in the daily functions and activities of the organization go a long way in ensuring that the organization is able to effectively respond and address the changing and growing expectations of its environment. It was thereafter recommended that organizations should on a consistent basis, assess their dispositions and the applicability of their systems and technologies within their various contexts. The applicability of such features determines their effectiveness and also impacts on their responsiveness.


Keywords: Conceptual, Organizational mindfulness, Responsiveness, Threats, instrumental, opportunities

Addressing the Challenges of Data Protection in Developing Countries (Published)

Data protection is a vital tool to the development of any country. Certain challenges pose a threat to data protection in developing countries although the same challenges are evident in developed countries. For instance, technological advancement in information technology has challenged the existing mechanisms of data protection. Other threats to data protection as identified in this paper include inappropriate legislation, inadequate internet regulations, unethical computer users in the office, computer system mal-function, hardware failure, power blackouts and power failures. Certain remedies are necessary to counteract the challenges. Some of the remedies presented include internet regulation for users and internet service providers, computer ethics education and training among users, cross-border harmonization of laws on data protection and enforcement procedures, response to and preparing for power blackouts/power failures, response to system and hardware failures and introduction of national youth development forums and self employment initiatives. A conclusion is drawn from the challenges and the remedies discussed with great emphasis being laid upon curbing data crimes in the office work atmosphere, business atmosphere and stressing the need for strengthening the current legislation and enforcement procedures on data protection.

Keywords: Computer Ethics, Data Crimes, Legislation, Remedies, Threats